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|Tor Arne Hetland|
Tor Arne Hetland (right) and Jens Arne Svartedal
|Born||12 January 1974|
Guri Hetland (m. 2004)
|Ski club||Byåsen IL|
|World Cup career|
|Overall titles||0 – (3rd in 2005 and 2006)|
|Discipline titles||1 – (1 SP)|
Tor Arne Hetland (born 12 January 1974) is a Norwegian cross-country skiing coach and a former professional cross-country skier.
Hetland was born in Stavanger. He now lives in Trondheim. While active he represented Byåsen IL ski club. He was coached by Ulf Morten Aune. Hetland is 6 ft 2 in and 12 st 10 lb (178 lb).
Hetland began his career in 1990, but only started competing in the World Cup in 1996/97, where he finished 11th in the long distance standings and 46th in the sprint, finishing 30th in the overall standings.The year after he did much worse, coming 42nd in the long distance, and 78th in the sprint, finishing 62nd overall. For the next three seasons he improved his overall standing and became a main contender in the sprint. In 1998/99 he came second in the sprints, and 23rd in the overall, in 1999/2000 he came fourth in the sprints but had a better long distance season than the one before, and in 2000/01 he came third in the sprints and 12th overall. In 2001/02 he came 13th in the overall standing, whilst finishing the sprint in sixth, and in 2003/04 he came fourth in the sprint, and claimed his first distance points, coming in 37th, and 14th in the overall. The following season, 2004/05, was Hetland's most successful year to date, winning the sprint title, and coming third in the overall standings.
Hetland finished the 2005/06 FIS World Cup season in third place, 259 points behind Tobias Angerer, and 7 points behind fellow countryman Jens Arne Svartedal. He finished third in the sprints, 163 points behind Björn Lind, and 20 points behind Thobias Fredriksson. He was 20th in the distance standings, 632 points behind Angerer.
Hetland has had 23 podium finishes in his World Cup career, 10 in first place, 10 in second place and three in third place. He has podiumed at least once every season since 1996/97, except for 1997/98 and 1999/2000. The most podium finishes he has had in one season was in 2004/05 when he had five. He had four in 2005/06 and three for three consecutive seasons from 2000/01. Of his 23 podium finishes all but three have come in sprints. His first non sprint podium was in 1996/97, when he came second in a 50 km race. In 2000/01 he came third in a 15 km race and on 19 November 2005 he won his first distance race (15 km) in Beitostølen, Norway. The victory on this particular course was no great shock as the Beitostølen track is very flat as the tracks on the cross country circuit goes, and when taken into consideration that the Norwegian athletes, much like the larger teams like the Germans and Russians, are expected to be in near top condition at the beginning of the season so as to secure team selection. His victory in the sprint event in Vernon, Canada on 12 December 2005, was his 100th career race.
Hetland announced his retirement the week of 27 April 2009 to a lingering knee injury and asthma. He stated that he "...[felt]... like I am quitting like I am top".
All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).
|Year||Age||10 km||15 km||Pursuit||30 km||50 km||Sprint|| 4 × 10 km |
| Team |
|Year||Age||10 km||15 km||Pursuit||30 km||50 km||Sprint|| 4 × 10 km |
| Team |
|Season||Age||Discipline standings||Ski Tour standings|
|Overall||Distance||Long Distance||Middle Distance||Sprint||Tour de|
|1||1995–96||4 February 1996||1.0 km Sprint F||World Cup||1st|
|2||1996–97||15 March 1997||50 km Individual F||World Cup||2nd|
|3||1998–99||27 December 1998||1.0 km Sprint F||World Cup||1st|
|4||28 December 1998|| ||1.0 km Sprint F||World Cup||1st|
|5||2000–01||8 December 2000||15 km Individual F||World Cup||3rd|
|6||28 December 2000|| ||1.0 km Sprint C||World Cup||2nd|
|7||29 December 2000|| ||1.0 km Sprint F||World Cup||1st|
|8||2001–02||9 December 2001||1.5 km Sprint F||World Cup||2nd|
|9||27 December 2001||1.5 km Sprint F||World Cup||2nd|
|10||29 December 2001||1.5 km Sprint C||World Cup||3rd|
|11||2002–03||26 October 2002||1.5 km Sprint F||World Cup||3rd|
|12||11 December 2002||1.5 km Sprint F||World Cup||1st|
|13||15 December 2002||1.5 km Sprint C||World Cup||1st|
|14||2003–04||26 February 2004||1.2 km Sprint C||World Cup||2nd|
|15||2004–05||23 October 2004||1.5 km Sprint F||World Cup||2nd|
|16||4 December 2004|| ||1.35 km Sprint F||World Cup||1st|
|17||14 December 2004||1.2 km Sprint C||World Cup||2nd|
|18||5 March 2005||1.4 km Sprint C||World Cup||2nd|
|19||9 March 2005||1.2 km Sprint C||World Cup||1st|
|20||2005–06||22 October 2004||1.5 km Sprint F||World Cup||2nd|
|21||19 November 2005||15 km Individual C||World Cup||1st|
|22||11 December 2005||1.3 km Sprint F||World Cup||1st|
|23||8 January 2006||1.5 km Sprint C||World Cup||2nd|
|24||2006–07||28 October 2006||1.5 km Sprint F||World Cup||3rd|
|25||25 November 2006||1.2 km Sprint C||World Cup||3rd|
|26||13 December 2006||15 km Individual C||World Cup||2nd|
|28||5 January 2007||1.2 km Sprint F||Stage World Cup||1st|
|28||15 February 2007||1.3 km Sprint C||World Cup||3rd|
|29||2007–08||15 December 2007||30 km Mass Start F||World Cup||1st|
|30||30 December 2007||1.0 km Sprint F||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|31||4 January 2008||1.2 km Sprint F||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|32||2008–09||29 November 2008||1.4 km Sprint C||World Cup||2nd|
|33||20 December 2008||1.5 km Sprint F||World Cup||2nd|
|34||29 December 2008||1.3 km Sprint F||Stage World Cup||1st|
|35||20 December 2008||1.2 km Sprint F||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|1||1995–96||17 March 1996||4 × 5 km Relay F||World Cup||1st||Bjonviken / Estil / Andersen|
|2||1997–98||10 March 1998||10 × 1.6 km Team Sprint F||World Cup||2nd||Torseth|
|3||1998–99||29 November 1998||4 × 10 km Relay F||World Cup||2nd||Bjørndalen / Skjeldal / Dæhlie|
|4||20 December 1998||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||1st||Bjervig / Jevne / Dæhlie|
|5||10 January 1999||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||3rd||Hjelmeset / Jevne / Jermstad|
|6||1999–00||28 November 1999||4 × 10 km Relay F||World Cup||2nd||Bjervig / Skjeldal / Alsgaard|
|7||2000–01||26 November 2000||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||1st||Bjonviken / Hjelmeset / Skjeldal|
|8||9 December 2000||4 × 5 km Relay C/F||World Cup||1st||Estil / Skjeldal / Alsgaard|
|9||2001–02||27 November 2001||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||1st||Hjelmeset / Jevne / Bjerkeli|
|10||16 December 2001||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||3rd||Estil / Jevne / Alsgaard|
|11||2002–03||24 November 2002||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||2nd||Skjeldal / Aukland / Alsgaard|
|12||2003–04||26 October 2003||6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F||World Cup||3rd||Bjerkeli|
|13||7 December 2003||6 × 1.2 km Team Sprint F||World Cup||1st||Bjerkeli|
|14||14 December 2003||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||1st||Aukland / Estil / Skjeldal|
|15||2004–05||24 October 2004||6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F||World Cup||1st||Bjerkeli|
|16||5 December 2004||6 × 1.1 km Team Sprint F||World Cup||2nd||Svartedal|
|17||15 December 2004||6 × 1.2 km Team Sprint C||World Cup||1st||Svartedal|
|18||2005–06||23 October 2005||6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F||World Cup||3rd||Rønning|
|19||20 November 2005||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||3rd||Rønning / Svartedal / Hofstad|
|20||2006–07||17 December 2006||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||2nd||Rønning / Bjørndalen / Northug|
|21||2007–08||28 October 2007||6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F||World Cup||2nd||Kjølstad|
|22||25 November 2007||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||1st||Sundby / Svartedal / Hofstad|
|23||2008–09||7 December 2008||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||1st||Sundby / Gjerdalen / Northug|
|24||21 December 2008||6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F||World Cup||1st||Hattestad|
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